Thomas Fuchs
Hi, I'm Thomas Fuchs. I'm the author of Zepto.js, of script.aculo.us, and I'm a Ruby on Rails core alumnus. With Amy Hoy I'm building cheerful software, like Freckle Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like Retinafy.me.
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An application a day keeps the sit-ups away

July 22nd, 2005

Ok, so we had this idea to build a community site to tell the world: Hey look, there are people that care about each other! Let’s tell “the good news”, the small enjoyable moments of life. And get some goodwill going.

Said, done.

With two people (one of them a non-programmer) working one day on this, we did a concept, a design, complete programming with tests and live deployment for a forum/blog crossover type of application. About 3/4 of the day was spend on coming up with the concept and the design. The Implementation itself was silly easy.

The application features a database backend (compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL), complete user management with email-based registration confirmation, password reset, RSS feeds for articles and comments, ajax-based article commenting, pagable article lists, some administration functions and so on and so forth.

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Because of the nice and clean MVC architecture it will be trivial to add additional stuff to it, as we like.

Talk about RAD. Have I said that Rails is great?